forget fear. worry about the addiction.

That's the tagline for Trapeze School New York, and it couldn't be more fitting. Cindy and I got ourselves Groupons last year and wanted to use them before they expired next month. We called in advance to make reservations and signed an online waiver. Told to wear socks and tight fitting clothing, we got dressed and headed to the Santa Monica Pier to try our first class. (my shirt says: love your mother)

The instructors were incredibly thorough and professional and made us feel right at ease. They belted us up and went over the instructions. A white board at the bottom of the ladder indicated the line up. I was #5 and Cindy was last, but not least, at #7. Later I figured out why they split us up, and was thankful we could watch one another and take photos.

Every time I climbed the ladder, somewhere near the top at the platform, I felt my heart beating out of my chest. I also kept thinking about Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City and how she wasn't quite ready for "the catch". There was a professional photographer who took excellent photos as well as this video. You can see if I was able to make the catch.

No plans on joining the circus, but I did find the experience to be a lot of fun, and I was sore for a few days. I can absolutely see how people get addicted. What about you all, have you tried the trapeze?